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Indonesia celebrates 77th Independence Day, looks for stronger ties with Bangladesh

  • Diplomatic Correspondent
  • 17th August, 2022 01:33:51 PM
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Indonesia celebrates 77th Independence Day, looks for stronger ties with Bangladesh

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As Indonesia is celebrating the 77th Independence Day, the Indonesian Embassy in Dhaka hosted various colourful events on Wednesday (August 17), reflecting the solidarity, cooperation and friendship between people of the two countries.

 The day’s event began by hoisting of national flag of Indonesia in the morning at the Embassy premises in Gulshan area.

Wearing colorful and traditional clothes, more than 150 participants, including diplomats and staff members of the Embassy, Indonesian citizens and diaspora living around Dhaka joined the celebration.

However, the ceremony was held with limited participants which adhere to strict health protocols regarding Covid-19, said the Indonesian Embassy in Dhaka.

In addition to the ceremony, the commemoration of the Indonesian Independence Day also hosted several other activities, among others fun games and competitions participated by the Indonesian communities, as well as cultural performances called “Panggung Gembira" and also food stalls festivals, soon after the flag ceremony was held.

On the occasion of this celebration of the Independence Day, Indonesian Ambassador to Bangladesh Heru Subolo in his remarks said they are proud of long history of friendship and cooperation between Indonesia and Bangladesh that reached 50 years in 2022 and his country is looking forward for stronger cooperation.

He also expressed the grievance in solidarity to the people of Bangladesh, on the occasion of mourning day on 15 August 2022, by remembering the struggle of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, for the Liberation of Bangladesh.

The day before, on Tuesday (Aug 16), Ambassador Heru Subolo, together with other ASEAN’s Heads of Mission in Dhaka paid homage by lying wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu and visited the Bangabandhu Memorial.

The Indonesian envoy said that Bangabandhu’s struggle and forward looking visions has inspired the people and the leaders of Bangladesh and beyond.

“Our 50 year and beyond true partnership and cooperation between Indonesia and Bangladesh will shine under the spirit of friendship from both leaders of the two countries and the people, many years ahead,” said Heru Subolo.